Daniel Hunter 1
The parents of Daniel Hunter were emigrants from Germany, amongst the early settlers of Oley township. The name was laeger in German. He was born in this township on April 8, 1742, and carried on farming all his life. At the breaking out of the Revolution, he manifested an earnest interest in public affairs. His prominence and patriotic spirit led to his selection as a representative from the county to the Provincial Conference in June, 1776, and to the Convention in July following. The Supreme Executive Council appointed him a paymaster of the militia in 1776, and he served in this position until August, 1777. In militia affairs he was particularly prominent . In the Winter and Fall of 1777, he commanded a regiment of militia, formed of companies from Oley and vicinity, which was engaged in the Revolutionary service, first in the campaign about Trenton, and then in the campaign about the Brandy- wine. He represented the county in the General Assembly for the year 1782. While serving this office, he was taken ill, and from this illness he died at home, February 3, 1783, in the 41st year of his age.
Daniel married Maria Lease.
1 Morton Luther Montgomery, Jean Maure.